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On 3/27, I tried to file for unemployment thru FEMA first & was directed to the state of CA.
I applied as “self employed”, under Public Health.
No guarantee I’ll be granted any money, & will be notified by mail around 4/6. I may be asked for a phone interview.
I hope I’m approved.
I will see if I qualify as a sole proprietor next.
I spent 3 hours contacting banks, insurance companies, credit cards, etc on 3/24. Most were accommodating, And some said “we’ll let you know.”
Whatever our “new normal” will be, I plan to look for some type of insurance that will cover me in the future.